Tennis champion, but also football lover. At the Indian Wells tournament, where he hopes to win a 41st Masters 1000 title, Novak Djokovic played a game of round ball on a lawn near the courts, in the Coachella Valley (California).

Shirtless, the world number 1 stood out with a nice left-footed goal against the team of Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, before imitating Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous celebration by shouting “Siuuuuu”.

This is not the first time that Djokovic, known for his skills as an imitator, has borrowed the celebration of the five-time Portuguese Ballon d’Or. At the end of September, he celebrated a nice golf shot in this way during the All-Stars meeting of the 2023 Ryder Cup, alongside Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz and former footballers Andreï Shevtchenko and Gareth Bale.

The world number 1 faces Australian Aleksandar Vukic in the round of 32 this Saturday evening for his entry into the Indian Wells draw. He is making his comeback in California after five years of absence due to his non-vaccination against Covid-19.

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